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1906 at Longwood Gardens
1906 at Longwood Gardens
  • Address:
    1001 Longwood Road
    Kennett Square, PA 19348
    Kennett Square
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

1906 at Longwood Gardens Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://longwoodgardens.org/dine/1906-fine-dining-room
  • Phone: (610) 388-5290
  • Hours of Operation: Spring 2014:
    Wednesday March 19th to Thursday May 29th
    Seatings from 11:30am to 3:30pm

    Above times are the regular operating hours. Restaurant will open for dinner service during the week for special events on the following nights:

    March 30
    April 3, 17
    May 2, 8
    July 1, 10, 29
    August 14, 19

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Jason Belkov
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: A passion for food. An obsession for detail. Having earned a reputation for uncompromising quality, Catering by Restaurant Associates can offer you exclusive access to Longwood Gardens. Whether you're hosting an intimate reception for a few guests or a gala for a few thousand, our creative catering experts will be delighted to work with you to custom design a truly memorable experience. We dedicate ourselves to ensuring the success of your event. http://www.longwoodgardens.org/GroupDining.html
    Please contact Pam Pew at (610)388-5369 or ppew@longwoodgardens.org.
  • Private Party Facilities: Longwood Gardens has numerous indoor and outdoor spaces available for corporate events, business meetings, bridal showers, anniversary parties, birthday parties, holiday parties, and barbeques.
  • Private Party Contact: Pam Pew (888) 925-9460

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 1
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from 1906 at Longwood Gardens
In the midst of 1000 acres of one of the world’s premiere horticulture centers, 1906 at Longwood Gardens offers a fine dining experience that is unparalleled. Enjoy lunch daily and dinner seasonally with a view of the Longwood Conservatory and the gardens of the former du Pont estate.


Adults: $18
Seniors ages 62+: $15
Students ages 5-18, or any age with valid student ID: $8
Children ages 4 and under: Free

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "This one will be tough for me to beat next year... as my wife told me. Between the amazing food and scenery, it was almost as though we had the entire Gardens to ourselves. Amazing experience! Unforgettable Day!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Friendly, efficient service in an attractive setting. Food choices were interesting. Our meals were very nice and well presented."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We started our tour of Longwood Gardens at 9:30 AM and ended with a lunch in the 1906 restaurant. Our meal was lovely. The high points were the special fresh bean appetizer and the chilled cucumber soup. Our waitress was wonderful and without our asking, she divided the meal that my daughter and I were sharing on to separate plates. Very classy! We were too stuffed to try the desserts and will have to wait until our next visit for that. The room was lovely with views outside. I would highly recommend 1906!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Your restaurant is awesome. Great for indoor and outdoor dining. I hope to come back soon."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "First time here(my girlfriend has never been and wanted to see fireworks)..So glad we could make a reservation. We sat on the patio and our waiter was right on top of things! From the hostess to the busser...perfect! The drinks were delicious and the food was incredible! Couldnt have asked for a better night...thank you!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Such an amazing gift to my mother, 97, who loves nature but is blind, and who used to be a master chef. All of our family, from California, Colorado, New York, and Brazil come regularly, and are able to find a peaceful, beautiful place where the scent of flowers and trees are with us everywhere. Indoors and outdoors, my mother, who is wheelchair bound now, can gently feel the petals, the leaves, the bark...and remember. Then we are able to go into one of the finest restaurants we know, and eat at our leisure, talk easily despite the size of our group, and choose to fill ourselves with incredible, perfectly made meals. Every sense is filled in just the way we love it when we visit Longwood and 1906."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "What a delightful way to enhance the experience while touring Longwood Gardens. The food and service were outstanding as was the presentation of the dishes. Highly recommend and it's a great way to enhance a romantic time in Longwood."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The 1906 restaurant is an excellent spot for a special occasion. Service is attentive but not intrusive. The atmosphere is quiet...one can actually have a conversation in a normal tone of voice...imagine that! Needless to say the walk around Longwood is also a great way to relax and enjoy a fine summer evening. The food was very good...fine presentation and prepared as expected. It would have been ok if the steak was a tad smaller but it was prepared just right. Overall great time and excellent dinner."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This place is absolutely amazing. We will be back again. The staff is incredible and they are very welcoming. We are looking forward to our next visit. Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We loved everything about 1906, but if I could change one thing? The music playing was Jazz. I love almost all types of music, but jazz is quite irritating to those of us who don't 'get' it. Even though it was playing softly, I was so aware of it and wishing I didn't have to be listening to it."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great lunch with friends. Just wish they would have more of a selection. When visiting we always have a lunch or dinner at 1906. Service is always great and not rushing you."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Best mushroom soup out there! Wait staff are pleasant and intelligent. Creative, delicious food on all my lunch and dinner visits, beautiful desserts which are thankfully not huge. Atmosphere is quiet and gentle. Outside deck in he woods is idyllic, no squirrels, no insects. If young kids are with you, there is a great cafeteria. Iif you are all older than 12 and appreciate cuisine other than burgers and fries, dine with pleasure at 1906."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The setting of 1906 is perfect...nestled cozy amongst the trees. It is the loveliest restaurant with a fantastic view. We selected the cheese plate and goat cheese appetizers and both were delicious. All of our entrees were beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. The flower pot dessert is very special and was the best ending to a birthday dinner."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is a great place to have a nice lunch and dinner outside @ Longwood Gardens. We had a great day at the Gardens and this was the perfect end to the day. Great food, service and all around great time."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We dined outside, unwinding after a day in the gardens. The food was better than expected, and we expected it would be excellent. Our waiter was right there when we wanted something. It was as close to perfect as a dining experience could be."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We belong to Longwood Gardens so dine here fairly often. The staff is always wonderful and goes out of their way to accommodate every guest. For example I had had a special cocktail on last visit which I could not remember and our waitress ask us what date that had been and went and ask bartenders to see if they remembered. She even got a copy of the prior special cocktail list for me. This was so above and beyond my expectation but it was like a mystery hunt for her to try and figure this out for me. The food is all excellent and prepared from local growers which are listed on the menu. But you must order the fabulous chocolate pot for desert!!! The presentation is so creative and you will love it!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Wonderful lunch and also relaxing! Food was great! Love the flowerpot bread!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I love the variety and quality of food that 1906 offers. You can always count on something different and seasonal that the chef has created. You can also always count on regional based foods like the best mushroom soup ever. Everything that our party of 5 had was terrific. Two of the 5 found vegan dishes that were perfect for them. I splurged and had the Flower Pot for desert, an all edible creation that is as outstanding to look at as well as to eat. I was awed by the chocolate Flower Pot, couldn't be any better!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Longwood Gardens is one of my favorite places. Sometimes I just have soup and salad in the Cafe. But there are times I want to sit down to a delectable lunch. This time we had a zucchini appetizer that was excellent. Then we shared the Farm Salad and the lunch special, Angel Hair with chunks of crab tossed in a very light cream sauce...to die for food. In all my years as a Longwood member, I have never had a bad or mediocre meal. The service is also impeccable. To walk the gardens, have a slow, leisurely lunch, then walk around some more...a perfect recipe for a perfect day. As I had gone kayaking at Marsh Creek and eaten breakfast on the lake...a lovely day."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This place always seems to please me... Even with a prefixed menu because of a Patti LuPone concert that evening... had a great meal, wonderful waiter..."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "1906 provides a wonderful, soothing, and exceptional dining experience in an extraordinary setting. When a full day at the Gardens is planned, it provides a beautiful spot to stop for lunch or dinner. The panoramic view to the outdoors gives the feeling of dining in a magnificent tree house! The mushroom soup is outstanding; the scallops superb, and the blueberry lemonade a great, refreshing treat. The service is outstanding! The servers are so professional, pleasant, and knowledgeable about offerings on the menu."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food is excellent and the atmosphere is great. We will eat here whenever we go to Longwood Gardens."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We loved our experience dining at 1906. The host and manager made us feel very welcomed when we arrived. We had a beautiful table, and the food was amazing. Cannot wait to dine there again. Thank you everyone!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "compliments to the chef. The Lomgwood Gardens mushroom soup and pork tenderloing with turnip puree were fantastic."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Reservations are a must. The most difficult part of dining is hearing the multitudes of persons being turned away while enjoying a great meal. The service is great. The food fully prepared thus no need for salt, pepper or any other condiment. The chef and staff are willing to adjust any meal to your dietary needs to the best of their ability. I had listed that it was our niece's birthday in the reservation. I also ordered a small rose (3 pink)vase for the birthday girl. Upon our arrival, the vase was on the table. When we ordered dessert, the staff decorated her ice cream plate with Happy Birthday in a chocolate syrup and a lit candle in one of the scoops of ice cream. Big Smiles!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have been many times to 1906 at Longwood Gardens and they have never disappointed. I just love finishing off our day spent wandering around Longwood Gardens with an elegant meal here. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants. Thank you!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "If you don't want to waste time but have a relaxing meal then this is a good choice. The food is acceptable and the room is certainly more quiet than the cafe. There are much better restaurants for the price close by if you are willing to go out of Longwood and come back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Appreciate it was 4th July, but service was very slow - waitress actually admitted she had also forgotten to put our order in too! Food was mediocre and way too expensive for what it was. It sounded great from the description on the menu, but was disappointing in presentation and taste. Shame, as it was such a nice day out otherwise. (Fireworks were great - sound system needs improving too.)"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our 4th of July experience at Longwood Gardens was made even more spectacular by our experience with 1906 Restaurant. We both had the 4-course chef's tasting menu, an inspiring tour through 1906's menu that included many of the favorites (best mushroom soup in an area known for it) as well as some new offerings. Each course was clearly prepared with much care and often used locally sourced ingredients. We each received different items and so were able to taste more of the menu: another plus and a great value. The service was friendly and attentive and the pacing of the meal felt just right. Relaxed from our delicious meal, we toured the gardens before viewing a delightful fireworks and fountains show. A perfect evening all around."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food and service all excellent. Our most pleasant dinning experience in a long time."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Have been wanting to visit this restaurant for quite some time. Finally had the chance on the 4th of July. Restaurant is very pretty with small outdoor seating in the shade. My wait server was very friendly and helpful. Ordered a delicious flower squash appetizer (special of the day) that was excellent. Enjoyed the crab cakes as my main course that were very good. Did not order a dessert but other diners around me seemed to enjoy their sweet treats. My lunch was pricey but worth the visit. This restaurant is a must try at least once upon visiting the gardens."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We have eaten at 1906 many times and the food has been very good to excellent. However, this time my wife's burger (ordered medium) was over cooked and dry. I had the eggplant panini that was good, but too much bread. Not the best outing this time."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Perfect location amid the lush Longwood Gardens. The lunch hosts were very inviting and exceedingly cordial. The food service was very courteous and prompt. The food was excellent with their signature mushroom soup followed by crab cakes (an absolute delight)."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Was a little disappointed that they had a limited pre concert menu. But the food was great as always."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Dining at 1906 is always a special experience. While the dining room is not "spectacular" it certainly is elegant and "classy" The room is very comfortable and the food has always been exceptional. The waitstaff is professional and creates a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My mom and I have been here for lunch, which was very good. My husband and I went with friends before a concert at Longwood. Be aware that they have a fixed menu before concerts. The choices are extremely limited and not done well for the price. We had the wine paired with it, and I was underwhelmed with wine choices, pours, and glass choice. My steak was ordered medium, but served well-done. I let the waitress know, who was excellent, and she offered me another one, but given we were on a schedule with the concert, I couldn't wait. No other option/compensation was provided. I would definitely recommend for lunch, but not for dinner before a concert."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We were looking forward to putting together a delicious meal from the menu posted on open table. Upon arriving, we were told that there was a fixed price menu. We were given two choices of appetizer (a soup or salad) and three entrees and the dessert of the restaurant's choice. The fixed price was $39 per person. My cocktail was $14. The salad was OK. The soup was overly thickened bland mushroom soup. The salmon was fairly "fishy" tasting with a good tasting sprinkling of corn salad as a topping. My friend's steak (ordered medium) was dry and chewy. The dessert was some kind of bland pudding with the only taste being in the topping. Overall, a fairly mediocre and disappointing meal for $114 (incl. tip). Service was friendly."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We've been here three times now, twice for special occasions and once just because, and have never been disappointed. We will return again and again."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We do not eat out very often but celebrated our anniversary with dinner at 1906. Food was fantastic, plated beautifully, and serving sizes were just right--smaller than chain restaurants (so we could actually eat it all) but big enough that we didn't feel cheated. We ate on the outside deck and it was beautiful."
    Dined on 6/28/2014